Definition of pleasurable in English:

pleasurable

adjective

  • Pleasing; enjoyable.

    ‘I arrived in a mood of pleasurable anticipation’
    ‘pleasurable activities’
    • ‘Apparently, for the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke a pleasurable response.’
    • ‘It's much more pleasurable to be the one who swans in and starts the party.’
    • ‘It was the first of many pleasurable sensations over the next 45 minutes.’
    • ‘Boating through this stretch was once a pleasurable experience for tourists.’
    • ‘What could be more shameful, or more pleasurable, in California today?’
    • ‘The experience was made even more pleasurable by the weather: the forecasters had predicted wind and rain.’
    • ‘Still, this is certainly one of the most pleasurable new collections I've read this year.’
    • ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and was made all the more pleasurable by the glorious warm sunny weather.’
    • ‘The fact that it was pleasurable, of course, offered the incentive to undertake the activity.’
    • ‘She tangled her hands in his hair, loving the soft feel of it, reveling in the sheer pleasurable delights she was being swept up in.’
    • ‘Envy is not a pleasurable emotion nor one that human beings will attempt to modulate.’
    • ‘But I find it's only a pleasurable experience if everyone sticks to the rules.’
    • ‘Thailand enjoys one of the world's most pleasurable climates with three distinct seasons.’
    • ‘On a raining day, to sit in the bridge pavilion and chat with friends is one of the most pleasurable experiences.’
    • ‘Angus, crouching over a keyboard in the corner, waited in pleasurable anticipation for his entry.’
    • ‘I could not help but compare this brief encounter to an altogether less pleasurable experience earlier this year.’
    • ‘Taking a walk for exercise, or to walk a dog for that matter, is thus no longer a pleasurable activity.’
    • ‘The trip is open to all and promises to be a very pleasurable experience.’
    • ‘Because of the uniqueness of each individual, what is pleasurable for one person may not be for another.’
    • ‘We hope your stay among us in this lovely and unspoilt part of North Mayo will be pleasurable.’
    pleasant, pleasing, enjoyable, nice, to one's liking, appealing, engaging, satisfying, fine, charming, delightful
    pleasant, enjoyable, delightful, nice, pleasing, agreeable, to one's liking, congenial, gratifying
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Origin

Late 16th century: from pleasure, on the pattern of comfortable.

Pronunciation

pleasurable

/ˈplɛʒ(ə)rəb(ə)l/